Disclaimer: the author of this post is:
- Not an American citizen
- Not affiliated with any political party in USA
- Isn't invested, directly or indirectly, in a political candidate of any kind in USA (or any other country, for that matter)
- Doesn't understand most of internal political mechanisms, laws, rules and regulations of USA, although sometimes shows some limited interest in such, like in case of this here post
- The author's membership in a certain group of very nice Republicans (and Democrats, I haste to add) that calls itself Watchers of Weasels Council may explain why Democrats are to be the subject of this post, but the turn of Republicans is to come some time later - as sure as taxes
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet midterms to men of understanding. Or as I put it on the eve of another Republican Party sweep, politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth. Still, it’s not often that a party that is so wrong about so much does as well as Republicans did on Tuesday.It is fairly easy to see in this quote the bitterness, it is easy to see the highbrow contempt of political rival. What you wouldn't be able to see in it is an itty bitty drop of "mea culpa". Which could be said with a great deal of confidence about the post-elections speech by the POTUS as well, by the way. But let's leave incrimination and the whole issue of culpability in the failure out of this post and concentrate instead on the extreme ways some people express their bitterness.
A comparatively mild example of blaming the voter first:
Obviously it's written by a Democrats' supporter that was seriously embittered. Just one example: blaming the 9/11 terrorism atrocity - that took a heck of a long time to prepare - on Bush, while it happened a short while into his first term, is less than ingenious - it is absurd and vile.
You may have noticed the thinly veiled hints on voters' insufficient mental prowess in this example of bitterness. Here is a more direct one.
Appearing as a panelist on the November 6 Hardball, liberal talk show host Joe Madison offered his assessment for why Democrats lost the 2014 midterms: Liberals, being the intellectuals they are, talk above the heads of the average voter, rather than communicating their ideas in an accessible manner for the layman to understand. They need to "put it where the goats can get it," as Madison's grandfather would say.Of course, if the leaders of the Democrats speak only to the intellectual elite, the disdain that you can detect in all of the above is easier to explain. Who knew...
And some of the losers are even less patient than the above quoted thinker and express their opinion of the political opponents (and/or the voters) in a more direct fashion:
Democrat State Representative Senfronia Thompson had this to say about the results.Now we can proceed to some visual aids that present some more extreme examples of that bitterness, like this:
"Ignorance will not prevail," Thompson said while watching returns from the party's Harris County headquarters. "I am hoping the public will wake up and see that stupid does not work."
1. Democrats = GOOD
2. Republicans = BAD
I hope that the gist of my opinion of the cartoon is clear: it's a very very bitter - and a very very stupid one. Treating its reader (viewer in this case) as a retard that can't really have his/her own opinion and knowledge of anything. So it is Republicans that put E-coli in your burger, spy on your computers, use your tax money to give you benefits (sic!) etc. Oh boy, oh boy - I would like to have a glimpse into the mind of the author of that cartoon. Actually, scratch it - dark, damp and empty spaces are not my favorite pastime...
And now to another, almost ultimate example of contempt and, possibly, hate of the "other" (even if that other is one's fellow American):
Thankfully, I don't have a horse or a dog or any other animal in that race. Otherwise I would have used some choice words I do know - but, in my humble, the author of this picture is a pathetic little wanker, and it would have been a waste of time to address him/her. Only one correction (thanks to Rob): even the map that character used is a wrong one, here is the map:
The only states that still have Democrat controlled state legislatures are the states of Oregon, Hawaii, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont.However, as an illustration of the trend it was useful, and let's leave it at that. To proceed to what I would classify as an ultimate example. That is, if I wasn't careful enough, knowing that there is no bottom in this business. Because people will get to what you thought was the bottom and then start digging diligently:
Apparently 'Dumbfuckistan' is a lot bigger than the creator of that silly map thought.
Since Daily Kos was mentioned, here is a snippet from this august mouthpiece of the especially rabid left:
On a scale of one to 10, with one being the Super Bowl, and 10 being the Holocaust, this week's midterm elections went past 11! (PM EST).And the picture that accompanies this text:
Not having a horse in the race, I still have to make a statement: I think that a party with this kind of attitude richly deserves a fairly long period in the wilderness of being a minority and must get a long enough time-out to think humble and to think different - before it is allowed back. The hole Democrats dug for themselves is fairly deep this time.
As for Republicans' happiness with the results - listen to what Sarah P. says:
“Now, new Republican Congressional majority in the House and Senate, please realize that Americans were not necessarily voting FOR any party; they were voting AGAINST the continued dysfunction and corruption in D.C.,” the former vice presidential candidate wrote in a post on Facebook.Yep...
Just like the Democrats got “mauled” on Tuesday, Palin warned the same thing could happen to the GOP next time around.
Update: It may be educational to read the two comments to this post by AKUS. Apparently Democratic supporter with some limited scope of vision, whose response is rather a knee-jerk. Confirming what is said in this post, unfortunately.